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Old 03-18-2015, 09:49 AM
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I've attempted several times to search this forum for identification of the dash/ number nomenclature for the 617 Smiths. What are the distinctions between a 617-2; 617-4; and 617-6. Is there a reference source that denotes these distinctions? Thanks in advance. Drew
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Welcome to the forum.
Best resource I'm aware of is the SCSW 3rd Ed.



But in attempt to answer your question, 617-2 had 10-shot aluminum cylinder, 617-4 had 10-shot SS cylinder and MIM internals, 617-6 has the internal lock.

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No dash, Product code # 100568

-6, Product code # 160578


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A list I put together based on the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson and my own observations...
Model 617 K-22 Masterpiece Stainless Full Lug, .22 LR
-n 1989, Introduction, 4, 6, & 8 3/8-inch barrels, full lug. One-piece cardboard box.
. . 1991, Small run of 4 & 6-inch produced without full lug, for Ashland Supply.
. . 1993, April, transition begins from wood Combat Stocks to Hogue neoprene grips.
-1 1993, October, drilled & tapped for scope base, new rear sight & extractor.
. . 1994, September, Hogue grip transition complete.
. . 1995, Mid-year, shipments transition to blue plastic case.
-2 1996, 10-shot alloy cylinder, glass-bead blast finish, round butt, MIM thumbpiece.
. . 1996, June, Uncle Mike combat style grips seen in use.
. . 1997, October, 10-shot stainless steel cylinder replaces alloy cylinder.
-3 1998, 6-shot new style frame, delete serrated tang, MIM trigger, new lockwork.
-4 1998, October, 10-shot new frame, delete serrated tang, MIM trigger, new lockwork.
. . 1998, Small run of 10-shots 4-inch without full lug, SCSW calls it “stovepipe” barrel.
. . 1998, October, Hogue grips again seen in use.
-5 2001, 6-shot Internal Lock System (ILS).
-6 2001, 10-shot Internal Lock System (ILS).
. . 2002, Ceases production of 8 3/8-inch barrel length.
. . 2003, New style star extractor.
. . 2006, January, shipments transition to a new style blue plastic case.
. . 2011, November, S&W proprietary synthetic grips in use.
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Question answered in full. You're a good member there Kernel.
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